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The Widow of the South
The Widow of the South | Robert Hicks
Carnton Plantation, 1894: Carrie McGavock is an old woman who tends the graves of the almost 1,500 soldiers buried there. As she walks among the dead, an elderly man appears--the same soldier she met that fateful day long ago. Today, he asks if the cemetery has room for one more. Based on an extraordinary true story, this brilliant, meticulously researched novel flashes back to 1864 and the afternoon of the Civil War. While the fierce fighting rages on Carrie's land, her plantation turns into a Confederate army hospital; four generals lie dead on her back porch; the pile of amputated limbs rises as tall as the smoke house. But when a wounded soldier named Zachariah Cashwell arrives at her house, he awakens feelings she had thought long dead--and inspires a passion as powerful and unforgettable as the war that consumes a nation.
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JenlovesJT47
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Thank you so much for the unexpected #LitsyLove @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ! 🤗 Was feeling pretty down today and you about made me cry! 😭 You made my day. Can‘t wait to dive into these beauties! I love my Litsy family! 🤗❤️😘

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww 🥰 I‘ve been missing you!! I hope you feel better soon and give Jace a kiss for me 💙😘 2mo
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aliasNayNay
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Do you need to know what a book is about to read it? Or are you willing to go in blind? I confess...I usually go in blind, most books I choose on the cover alone. I chose THE WIDOW OF THE SOUTH by Robert Hicks because of the cover and loved it.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#ReadingResolutions

Found this hardcover at Goodwill today for $1.50!! Everything was half off!! I bought a couple others too 🤦🏼‍♀️

SledgeReader @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This is a fun historic read! I got lucky one Saturday on a last minute family outing. We stumbled upon Carnton Plantation and received a guided tour from Roberts Hicks - the author himself! 2y
TNbookworm I loved this book❤ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @SledgeReader oh wow!!!! That‘s awesome!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Mdargusch Such a great book! 2y
Lcsmcat How did you get the book in color and everything else black and white? Or is that a “background” for a collage ap? 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Lcsmcat the app is called color pop!! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mdargusch 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
LeahBergen I loved this book, too. ❤️ 2y
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Foragingfantasy
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I think this was one of my favorites for the year. It was beautiful and it broke my heart. I fell in love with Several of the characters, I mourned, I hated, tears ran down my face. I can‘t believe this book sat on my shelf for who knows how long, months or years, waiting for me.

LeahBergen I loved this book. ❤️ 2y
Foragingfantasy @LeahBergen have you read any of his others? 2y
LeahBergen No, but I have A Separate Country waiting on my shelf. 2y
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Foragingfantasy
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In the mood for something different today.

Mdargusch I loved this story. I went and visited the house and graveyard after reading this book - it was so moving! 2y
SaturnDoo This is set in my hometown 😁 I drive by the house and graveyard on a daily basis. I am going over there soon to take pics and I will post them here. 2y
Foragingfantasy @SaturnDoo I can‘t wait to see them! The audiobook is very well done. 2y
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Foragingfantasy @Mdargusch It‘s very well done! 2y
Mdargusch Franklin? @saturndoo? I‘m envious- it is a great town. I‘d love to see photos again. 2y
SaturnDoo @Mdargusch 😊yes Franklin...been here almost all of my life. We moved here when I was young. I moved out of state twice but came back both times 🤣 2y
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RestingBodiceFace
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I don't think I have ever added a [well-read] book to my reading queue that has a 100% rating. Will the streak continue with me? 🤔

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Hannahdm94
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Excited to start reading this! Haven't read historical fiction in a LONG time! Ready for a change of pace!

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LeahBergen
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Here you go, @JacintaMCarter - one of my favourite Civil War novels. It's based on the true story of Carrie McGavock whose home, Carnton Plantation, was taken over by the Confederate Army and turned into a field hospital during the Battle of Franklin. After the war, she allowed several acres of her property to be turned into a cemetery for the 1500 soldiers who died that day. She maintained it for the rest of her life.

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robinb I've been there and toured the house. Need to read this! 2y
LeahBergen @robinb Oh, you should! You'll be able to picture everything so well after being there. ❤️ 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon Wow. What a story! I forgot you had a thing for the civil war - love the photo 💕 2y
LeahBergen @elkeo Thanks! 😘😘 2y
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HeatherBookNerd
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#riotgrams #day16//#setnearwhereyoulive Widow of the South is set during the Battle of Franklin during the Civil War right here in Franklin, Tennessee. @bookriot

goodbyefrancie Loved this book! 2y
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TeeCee
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It only took me 11 years to get to reading this! Quite good & informative & brings home the humanity (and destruction thereof) of the Civil War. I usually like to rip through books but this is one you can set aside for a bit, and keep coming back to - nice change of pace. As good as the reviews claimed, many moons ago.

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HardcoverHearts
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I guess I am on a historical fiction kick because it seems to be all I am drawn toward right now. I couldn't do another WW2 period piece so I chose this one when I saw it at the library. It's an audiobook with multiple readers doing the narration. I am agnostic on that but there are parts where there are musical interludes or in the background & that feels weird to me because it reminds me that this is a performance. But we'll see where this goes.

LauraBeth You suckered me in 😀 3y
HardcoverHearts @LauraBeth My plan worked! Bwahaha... 😉 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love historical fiction!! 3y
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Pandareads37
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The rest of the library book Sale haul. Not pictured is two books for my oldest nephew that I'm going to be mailing to Hong Kong next week

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mjdowens
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Back up reading today at 7:30 to finish this one. I thought that this would just be a book about the civil war. It is more like standing on the ice and watching the water flow beneath it. There is way more going on underneath the words on the pages of this book.

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mjdowens
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On to book #3 for #24in48. This has been great way to work on my mountainous TBR pile.

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Leelee08
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Gotta love a $3 used bookstore haul....❤️📚❤️#blameitonLitsy

MaryAnn1 Score!❣️ 3y
Leelee08 @MaryAnn1 Woo hoo! 3y
Litlady My kind of haul!! 📚👍💙 3y
DimeryRene Widow of the South is great! 3y
LeahBergen I loved The Widow of the South. ❤️ 3y
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Lucylovesreading
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My 3rd (and final) stack of books I purchased at my libraries sidewalk sale. Total of 17 books for $39!

Lucylovesreading @Libby1 I've heard good things, and it's fairly new so I was surprised they were selling it! 3y
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